The term mankind refers to the human species. This includes the entire humanity. But, the word “mankind” brings to mind many other things, which became popular under the same name. Mankind was a popular 15h century morality play. Mankind was a popular multi-player strategy video game that was played online. In world wrestling entertainment, Mick Foley used the gimmick mankind during some parts of his tenure as a wrestler. Mankind initiative is a popular and old domestic, non-violence charity. Hence, apart from pertaining to the human species in general, mankind reminds us of several other similar named entities.
But, generally, mankind makes us think about the entire human race, rather than anything else.
Ronald Reagan had once remarked, “ I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace: to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete.”